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 Smokin’ Up

 12 by 10 by 6 inches Bronze 

Charles Marion Russell art
 #10688 

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    Event History :
  • 2012 November Auction (NS)
Signed; “C.M. Russell (artist’s cipher), Roman Bronze Works, Inc. N-Y”, inscribed on base

In 1949, the copyright and original model for Smokin’ Up was sold to Walter Latendorf of the Mannados Bookshop, NYC. Following Latendorf’s death in 1957, Helen Card, his assistant, took over the business and continued to cast Smokin’ Up. According to Russell authority Fred Renner, Ms. Card “decided enough was enough” and asked Roman Bronze in the 1960’s to return the original model to her. Rick Stewart, in Charles M. Russell Sculpture, states that, “after that time, it can be assumed that no additional castings were made from the model.” 

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